Renter-Friendly Backsplash Ideas that Look like a Million Bucks

Hunting for a rental apartment is just about the worst thing about modern urban life. Not only do you have to contend with application fees and sketchy brokers, compete with other prospective tenants, and traipse through one messy, half-packed living room after another; but once you finally find a place that you can afford and that doesn't have literal holes in the walls — you have to move in and actually LIVE WITH all the ugly, outdated apartment features that you tried desperately to ignore as you signed the lease and handed over your entire month's income. Continue Reading

Eye Candy: Beautiful Mosaic Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Mosaic tile backsplash
Photo: ToppsTiles

Searching for the perfect mosaic tile backsplash for your kitchen be overwhelming. The sheer number of options is mind-boggling, which means that figuring out a unique style that fits your personality can be difficult. So today we’re sharing some inspiring mosaic tile backsplash ideas that will help you pin down the look you’re going for. Bits of china and tile have never looked so beautiful. Here are a few mosaic back splashes that just might make you start breaking dishes. Continue Reading

Sick of Your Floor Tile? You Should Paint It!

Sick of your floor tile? Paint it! Everything you need to know about floor tile paint.
Photo: Jess McGurn

Most of us have had one at some point or another… an ugly ceramic tiled floor. Well, here's the good news… you don't necessarily have to tear it up – painting is a great option that requires less time and money than re-tiling. Keep reading to learn more about using floor tile paint to give your space a quick, affordable makeover.   

 

Before and after of painted floor tiles
Photos: Driven By Decor

Would you just look at that red floor tile?! Continue Reading

How to Install a Fake Backsplash in Your Kitchen

If you're a renter but want to improve your kitchen or bathroom, follow this tutorial on how to install a fake backsplash

Hello to my fellow renters! Here's the situation: I've been fighting with my kitchen ever since I moved into my apartment. It's completely functional, but it's not ideal for the following reasons: it's way too small, the cabinets do nothing to help visually, and the walls have been stained from cooking accidents of years past. I wanted to class the joint up a bit, and decided to install a fake backsplash by way of removable vinyl wallpaper.             Continue Reading

How to Clean Tile Grout

 How To Clean Dirty Grout

Dirty grout is a common problem. But with so many cleaning tips floating around on the internet, it’s hard to know what to believe. So I decided to take the guess work out of it by testing a few methods and reporting back to you. Read on to see what I discovered…  

 

I tried three different techniques – fresh lemon juice, Oxiclean and sulfamic acid cleaner (which can be purchased at your local home improvement store). Continue Reading

Make It: A Do-It-Yourself Tiled Wooden Tray

diy tiled tray
photo: Well Made Heart

This project combines two of my renovation favorites: wood and tile! This is such a unique idea for that typical breakfast tray. I can see so many uses for this little guy! What about you?      

 

diy tiled tray
photo: Well Made Heart

I love how the tile looks beneath the dishes. What fun to style! Check out the full tutorial over on Well Made Heart

DIY Tiled Wooden Tray by [Well Made Heart]

Eye Candy: 14 Bold Bathrooms with Patterned Floor Tile

Patterned floor tile, specifically encaustic cement tiles, is a trend that’s been steadily growing over the last few years. (Heck, I even used some in my own bathroom remodel — and I love it.) It’s a bold choice and definitely not for everyone (or the commitment phobic), but if you’re a fan or just need a little bit of inspiration to push you over that design fence, here are 14 stunning bathrooms with patterned floor tiles!        Continue Reading

Reveal: A Dingy Bathroom Gets a Breath of Fresh Air

After years of dreaming of our perfect bathroom, we had honed in on a look that we knew we would be pleased with for years to come. I pinned and pinned my little heart out until Pinterest finally started saying, “This looks familiar; didn't you already pin this?” Our vision was set, now we just needed to find a way to bring this vision to life.

 

As you saw a few days ago, we had our work cut out for us. Continue Reading

Reminder: Enter to Win a $350 KitchenPalette Backsplash

Win this backsplash system
Listen up! In case you haven’t entered our KitchenPalette giveaway yet, you still have time! The KitchenPalette system is a product that lets you change the look of your kitchen with an interchangeable backsplash. Click though here to read more about the product and enter to win (hint: it’s easy … you just have to leave us a comment!)

About Kitchen Palette: 
The Kitchen Palette system is a 22″x14″ custom backsplash designed to fit behind conventional cooktops and ranges. Continue Reading